The Blind Chef Cafe & Dessert Bar

251 High St, Penrith 2750
$$ Desserts

OUR STORY
opening a café has always been the dream...

And after beating childhood cancer, becoming a fully qualified chef, working in some of Sydney's most popular establishments and changing my focus from chef to business owner in in 2014 when i became legally blind due to a brain tumour, I have finally achieved that dream.

With my guide dog Rocko by my side and the support of the community, I have employed peple of all abilities and together we have designed this café to incorporate accessibility textural elements and contrasting shades to cater for the vision impaired and their companions.

we welcome you to The Blind Chef Café & Dessert Bar, proving dreams really do come true. WE

- CRAIG SHANAHAN,

Owner of The Blind Chef Café & Dessert Bar.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 251 High St, Penrith 2750
  • Cross Street: Doonmore Street
  • Cuisine: Desserts | Sunday Brunch | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 0247060591
  • Features: Sunday Brunch, Catering Services, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Personal Wines Allowed, Healthy Options, BYOB, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Dine In 6:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
Dine In 6:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
Dine In 6:30 - 14:30
Thursday
Dine In 6:30 - 14:30
Friday
Dine In 6:30 - 20:00
Saturday
Dine In 7:00 - 14:30
Sunday
Dine In 7:00 - 14:30

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
You can find us at the top end of High Street next to The Cheesecake Shop!
Yes! We have a small carpark in front of our shop. There is also street parking available.
We sure are! Our cafe has been designed to accommodate everyone. We have wheelchair access next to our disabled parking spot.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.8 out of 5 stars based on 173 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 24, 2022
Kim R.
Lovely cafe but I would like a little more choice in the menu

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2022
Tracy T.
Food was great, nice place and great staff too. We will return for sure.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 01, 2022
Catherine M.
I have been to the blind chef twice and have thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, food & service. Love Roco the dog.

Overall: 10/10
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May 17, 2022
Bob J.
The food was good, the staff were great. An enjoyable experience.

Overall: 10/10
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May 10, 2022
Ryan S.
Great food great coffee great service

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Mar 31, 2022
Robyn B.
Great place for lunch, staff very attentive, coffee was fabulous and the food was amazing and extremely tasty. We will be back for more. ❤️

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 23, 2022
Samantha J.
My favourite breakfast/ brunch spot. Lovely staff, great food and a totally accessible space. Definitely recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2022
Lex P.
100% recommend, great customer service, family friendly venue.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 20, 2022
Abby D.
absolutely the best food i have eaten - although i wish there was garlic bread

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 08, 2022
Rachel A.
Both my client and I enjoyed the food. We'd happily come back again!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 21, 2022
Ian a.
Great food and service. Will go back again.

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Jan 18, 2022
Richelle H.
We were made to feel welcome and our meal requests were happily accommodated. Accessibility needs were well accommodated too.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 06, 2022
Jane B.
Great team, food well presented and good prices also tastes great! When I’m catching up with family or friends this is our go to place for food. If you’ve not been yet make a time in your diary, you will not be disappointed. :)

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 18, 2021
Leanne J.
First visit after excellent reviews. Definitely worth it. Service was good, food excellent reasonably priced. Will go there again.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 09, 2021
Rebecca E.
It’s always nice to go to have lunch and catch up with the staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Nov 24, 2021
Neville L.
Delicious coffee & food, will be back. Highly recommend!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 10, 2021
Arsen B.
Lovely dog company ❤️

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 27, 2021
Deborah C.
Great food beautiful place

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 27, 2022
Kris C.
Group of mums who go for breakfast each Saturday. Our first visit, we will definitely be back

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Dec 08, 2021
Diarne J.
Craig, Rocco and the team are absolutely amazing. Great customer service with Craig talking with patrons and Rocco ensuring your food is to your liking. The team are friendly and the service was quick. It is great to see the a restaurant that welcome pets and their humans.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 02, 2021
Beverley Gibbins G.
Food was great, a bit slow getting our meal others who came later served well before us about 45 minutes for food to arrive, were in a darker area which seemed to echo the noise but good when most people had left and hard for hearing aided people

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 25, 2021
Greg P.
This was our first time to the cafe and we really enjoyed it. We were seated adjacent to the counter, so it was a bit noisy and busy with takeaways and Uber pickups, but didn’t bother us too much. We really liked the fitout which has been tastefully done. Toilets were modern and clean. Had the shrooms on toast and loved it. Recommend putting some corn fritters on the menu for breakfast.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
May 29, 2022
Debbie T.
I had ordered an extra hot cappuccino @ I found it was only at a standard temperature. Otherwise all the food & service was above average. I will be returning again.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 19, 2022
Carol R.
Quite an enjoyable cafe with very pleasant staff. Loved the guide dog and would loved to have fed him but had to be satisfied with a Pat.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 09, 2022
Geoffrey G.
The only think one of our meals didn’t come out when the other 3 meals did

Overall: 7/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 5/10
Dec 15, 2021
Marjorie B.
Staff was very friendly, happy. Enjoyed our interaction. Food, though, although well presented, there were a few complaints among us. My friends said their eggs were cold and overcooked for the eggs Benedict and they also said the sauce was cold. They still ate them. I felt my pasta could have been hotter as it was barely warm and there was a tad too much oil but still yummy. I did like the set up. I wish this business well.